William Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton

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His Grace
The Duke of Hamilton
Born(1811-02-19)19 February 1811
London
Died8 July 1863(1863-07-08) (aged 52)
Paris
Title11th Duke of Hamilton
Tenure1852–1863
Other titles8th Duke of Brandon
OfficesKnight Marischal, Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
PredecessorAlexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton
SuccessorWilliam Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton
Spouse(s)Princess Marie Amélie of Baden
IssueWilliam Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton
Charles Douglas-Hamilton, 7th Earl of Selkirk
Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton
ParentsAlexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton
Susan Euphemia Beckford
 
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His Grace
The Duke of Hamilton
Born(1811-02-19)19 February 1811
London
Died8 July 1863(1863-07-08) (aged 52)
Paris
Title11th Duke of Hamilton
Tenure1852–1863
Other titles8th Duke of Brandon
OfficesKnight Marischal, Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
PredecessorAlexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton
SuccessorWilliam Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton
Spouse(s)Princess Marie Amélie of Baden
IssueWilliam Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton
Charles Douglas-Hamilton, 7th Earl of Selkirk
Lady Mary Victoria Douglas-Hamilton
ParentsAlexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton
Susan Euphemia Beckford

William Alexander Archibald Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton and 8th Duke of Brandon (19 February 1811 in London – 8 July 1863 in Paris) styled Earl of Angus before 1819 and Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale between 1819 and 1852, was a Scottish nobleman and the Premier Peer of Scotland.

He was the son of Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton and Susan Euphemia Beckford, daughter of English novelist William Beckford. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. He was Knight Marischal of Scotland from 1846 and Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire from 1852 until his death.

At the Mannheim Palace, on 23 February 1843, he married Princess Marie Amélie of Baden, daughter of the Grand Duke Charles of Baden and Stéphanie de Beauharnais, the adopted daughter of Napoleon I. They had three children:

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Masonic offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Buchan
Grand Master of the
Grand Lodge of Scotland

1833–1835
Succeeded by
Viscount Fincastle
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Erroll
Knight Marischal
1846–1863
Vacant
Preceded by
The Duke of Hamilton and Brandon
Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire
1852–1863
Succeeded by
The Lord Belhaven and Stenton
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Alexander Hamilton
Duke of Hamilton
1852–1863
Succeeded by
William Douglas-Hamilton
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Alexander Hamilton
Duke of Brandon
1852–1863
Succeeded by
William Douglas-Hamilton